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This presentation provides an overview of the latest trends in open education, including assessment and credentials, new initiatives and policy overviews and offers preliminary results from the ...

This presentation provides an overview of the latest trends in open education, including assessment and credentials, new initiatives and policy overviews and offers preliminary results from the ongoing research projects: 1. OCWC User Feedback Survey and 2. FGV Online.

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  • Examples of cMOOCs: Connectivism and Connective Knowledge (2008)Downes and Siemens, Wiley’s Intro to Open Education, Open Content Licensing for Educators

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  • Open Sharing, Global BenefitsThe OpenCourseWare Consortiumwww.ocwconsortium.orgadvancing formal and informal learning through theworldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-qualityeducation materials organized as courses.Opening Up – Enabling Innovation and New Ways ofLearning through Open Education in AfricaIgor LeskoeLearning Africa, May 29-31, 2013, Windhoek, Namibiaigorlesko@ocwconsortium.orgTwitter: @igor_leskoUnless otherwise noted, the presentation “Opening Up – Enabling Innovation and New Ways of Learningthrough Open Education in Africa” by Igor Lesko is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0Unported License”
  • advancing formal and informal learning through theworldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-qualityeducation materials organized as courses.Who we areA propos de nous
  • http://www.ocwconsortium.org/
  • advancing formal and informal learning through theworldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-qualityeducation materials organized as courses.Le consortium OCW est une communauté d’universités et d’institutionsassociées engagées dans le développement de l’Open Education et dans lesusages de ressources ouvertes dans l’enseignement supérieur afin quechacun puisse avoir accès a une éducation de grande qualité.The OCW Consortium is a worldwide community of universities and associatedorganizations committed to supporting and advancing the development and useof open educational resources and open educational practices in highereducation worldwide so that everyone may have access to high qualityeducation.
  • Nearly 300 institutions andorganizations worldwide supportingopen sharing in educationOCWC Members present in 49 different countries
  • The purpose of Open Education Week, organized by OCWC, is to raise awareness of the open educationmovement and opportunities it creates in teaching and learning worldwide: http://www.openeducationweek.org/
  • Open Education Ecosystem IOEROCWOA OSSOpenData©All rights reserved NO rights reserved✗Some rights reserved✓ ✓OEPOpenPolicyOpenTextbooksOpenSCSOpenBM
  • Open Education Ecosystem IINetworked Communitieshttp://openstudy.com/
  • Open Education Ecosystem IIIValidatinglearningthrough OECertificatesCreditsBadgeshttp://www.oer-europe.net/http://www.fgv.br/fgvonlinehttps://p2pu.org/en/Learning = expression ofcapacity recognized bycommunityLearning ≠ possession of acollection of facts**http://www.slideshare.net/Downes/2013-05-25-couros-course2013
  • Open Education Ecosystem IVHow about Massive Open Online Courses(MOOCs)?Author: Mathieu Plourde: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MOOC_poster_mathplourde.jpg
  • Why Open Education? IBy Jacob Anikulapo (CCBY-NC-SA)By USAID_IMAGES (CCBY-NC)Education is a Fundamental Right, not a Privilege!
  • Why Open Education? IIDemand versus SupplyBy michaelmessina (CCBY-NC-ND)Tens of thousands ofuniversities would haveto be built (with 40 000students each) in orderaccommodate growingdemand for HE fromSouth American, Asianand African regionsInternational Council for Open and DistanceLearning (2009): Global Trends in HigherEducation, Adult and Distance Learning(http://xr.com/zxc9). Accessed 14 May 2013
  • Why Open Education? IIIRising cost of education and decreasing public fundingBy mrchrisadams (CCBY-NC)By jonworth-eu (CCBY)By tamara.craiu (CCBY-NC-ND)By marsmet471 (CCBY-NC-SA)
  • Why Open Education? IVDevelopments in ICTs: Access to resources anytime,anywhereBy Matt from London (CCBY)By OER Africa (CCBY)By thelampnyc (CCBY-NC-ND)By Ed Yourdon (CCBY-SA)
  • Open Education and Policy Initiatives IParis OER Declaration: Urging governments to openly license publicly funded educationalmaterials: http://goo.gl/OVHiF
  • Open Education and Policy Initiatives IIOECD Policy implications in relation to expanding OER initiatives: http://goo.gl/44G4T
  • Open Education and Policy Initiatives III2 Billion Grant Program for Community Colleges in the US to improve ability to deliver educationand career training programs. Produced resources to be released as OER: http://goo.gl/2LBFD
  • Open Education and Policy Initiatives IVNew Policy Framework Initiative in South Africa: Address demand for education through increasingdistance teaching offerings and creation of OER: www.dhet.gov.za/
  • Open Education and Policy Initiatives VOCW France: Initiative under the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research:http://www.universites-numeriques.fr/ocw/index.html
  • Documenting Policy InitiativesExamples of open policies: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/OER_Policy_Registry
  • Open Policy NetworkOPN aims to assist governments and institutions in the development and implementation of openpolicies: http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Open_Policy_Network#Mission
  • Open Education: Showcases of Initiatives andImpact I• OCWC members produced more than 30,000 OER&OCW (22 languages)• 7 million visits, on average, per year (2008-2012)OCWC Member Statistics Report. Retrieved fromhttp://www.ocwconsortium.org/statsreport.php?q=3&y=2012&submit=GO
  • Open Education: Showcases of Initiatives andImpact IISearch for courses: http://www.ocwconsortium.org/en/courses
  • Open Education: Showcases of Initiatives andImpact IIIhttp://www.ocwconsortium.org/en/courses
  • Open Education: Showcases of Initiatives andImpact IV• African Health OER Network initiated in 2008• 150 learning modules + videos + open textbooks developed and released as OER• Resources accessed, on average, by 8,500 people per month (190 countries)• Videos on YouTube: 2,5 million views• Reference: https://open.umich.edu/blog/2012/12/17/completion-ahon/• OER Africa: http://www.oerafrica.org/
  • Open Education: Showcases of Initiatives andImpact V• African Virtual University: 219 modules in Mathematics, Sciences, Teacher Education, ICTBasic Skills, Integration of ICT in Education (12 universities, 10 countries, 3 languages)• 300,000 visitors during Dec 2010-Aug 2011 (US, France, Portugal, Brazil: 50% accessingmaterials in English, 30% in Portuguese and 15% in French: http://goo.gl/bqTav)• African Virtual University: http://oer.avu.org/about
  • Open Education: Showcases of Initiatives andImpact VIUniversity of the WesternCape: http://free.uwc.ac.za/University of Cape Town:http://opencontent.uct.ac.za/
  • Open Education: Showcases of Initiatives andImpact VIIUniversity of South Africa: http://goo.gl/s7ZqoAnchor Partner of OERU network:http://wikieducator.org/OER_university/HomeSiyavula: http://projects.siyavula.com/Openly licensed textbooks in Science and Mathfor Grade 10-12
  • Open Education: Showcases of Initiatives andImpact VIII (MOOCs)https://www.coursera.org/ https://www.udacity.com/xMOOCscMOOCshttps://www.edx.org/ http://mechanicalmooc.org/http://wikieducator.org/Open_content_licensing_for_educatorshttp://connect.downes.ca/archive/08/09_15_thedm
  • Open Education: Showcases of Initiatives andImpact IX (MOOCs)The Wall Street Journal, January 2013:http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324339204578173421673664106.htmlOpen Content versus Open Enrollments (the “O” inMOOCs)
  • Open Education: Showcases of Initiatives andImpact X (MOOCs)• Are completion rates a good indicator of success inMOOCs?• Experiments with new assessments, accreditation,new business models, certification, credentials• There are challenges to solve but MOOCs addressdemand for education!!!
  • Source: OCWC Feedback Survey March 2011 - May 2013• Responses received from 1773 respondents. Nearly 50% of respondents are studentscurrently undergoing secondary or university-level education. Working professionalsrepresent 22% of all respondentsImpact of OE: OCWC User Feedback Survey I
  • • Respondents: 90 different countries around the world• 25 African countries: Tanzania, Algeria, Egypt, Angola, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa,Sudan, Morocco, Tunisia, Rwanda, Guinea-Bissau, Congo, Ghana, Mali, Liberia, Burkina Faso,Ethiopia, Zambia, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Botswana, SenegalImpact of OE: OCWC User Feedback Survey IISource: OCWC Feedback Survey March 2011 - May 2013. Respondents were allowed to selectmore than one option so percentages add up to more than 100%
  • More than 50% of respondents are 29 years old or younger. Next Steps: Follow-ups with 1100respondents who agreed to follow up interviews/survey questionsImpact of OE: OCWC User Feedback Survey IIISource: OCWC Feedback Survey March 2011 - May 2013
  • • 43 open courses• Initiated in 2008• Current research project (OCWC – FGVOnline) with respondents having completedcourses between 2008-2012• 7671 responses receivedImpact of OE: FGV Online’s Open and FreeCourses I
  • http://www5.fgv.br/fgvonline/Cursos/Gratuitos/Impact of OE: FGV Online’s Open and FreeCourses II
  • Impact of OE: FGV Online’s Open and FreeCourses IIISource: OCWC – FGV Online Survey March 2013
  • Impact of OE: FGV Online’s Open and FreeCourses IVSource: OCWC – FGV Online Survey March 2013Nearly 50% of respondents have been taking courses for work-related reasons
  • Impact of OE: FGV Online’s Open and FreeCourses VSource: OCWC – FGV Online Survey March 2013
  • Impact of OE: FGV Online’s Open and FreeCourses VIExample of self-declaration of learning/participation. Nearly 1,2 million declarationsprinted to date
  • Impact of OE: FGV Online’s Open and FreeCourses VIISource: OCWC – FGV Online Survey March 2013
  • Impact of OE: FGV Online’s Open and FreeCourses VIIINext Steps: Follow-ups with nearly 5000 respondents who agreed to follow upinterviews/survey questionsSource: OCWC – FGV Online Survey March 2013
  • advancing formal and informal learning through theworldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-qualityeducation materials organized as courses.Activities of the OpenCourseWare Consortium are generously supportedby:The William and Flora Hewlett FoundationSustaining Members of the OCW Consortium:The African Virtual UniversityDelft University of TechnologyFundação Getulio VargasJapan OpenCourseWare ConsortiumJohns Hopkins Bloomburg School of Public HealthKorea OpenCourseWare ConsortiumMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyNetease Information Technology Co.Open UniversiteitTaiwan OpenCourseWare ConsortiumTecnológico de MonterreyTufts UniversityUniversiaUniversidad Politécnica de MadridUniversity of California, IrvineUniversity of MichiganAnd contributions of member organizations
  • advancing formal and informal learning through theworldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-qualityeducation materials organized as courses.www.ocwconsortium.orgfeedback@ocwconsortium.orgigorlesko@ocwconsortium.org
  • Thank you for your Attention!